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OfflinePsiloPsyKo
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Solid Snakin' it
    #3868842 - 03/04/05 06:08 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Oi! I'm "relatively" new to the mushroom scene, and I'm kinda concerned about the way my current project is heading...

Last winter I sucessfully cultivated a beautiful batch of fungus, which eventually became contaminated after about a month X_X, so this winter I thought I might try my hand at luck again. However things have changed for the worse.

The last time I grew them, I had an electric heater next to them whilst incubating. Since then I've found myself in a lack of said luxury, and am concerned about the temperatures. I know that Psilocybe Cubensis' optimal incubation temperature is around 80F, but this time around my room temperatures average 75F, with dips to 65F overnight. I know that cold hinders growth, and in extreme conditions can stop progression entirely, but I don't know the limits. Do I have a chance? It's been 4 days since inoculation, with no signs of growth. It did take about a week the first time, but... I grow anxious. Any feedback or suggestions? I'm growing completely discreet, as I live with my family who believe I am the greatest child in the world, so this complicates things ever so slightly.


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Re: Solid Snakin' it [Re: PsiloPsyKo]
    #3868857 - 03/04/05 06:11 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I had some that underwent that same torture.

They grew, but extremely slowly, I had jars stored properly fully colonize about a week faster than those, i have two of them from 2 weeks ago still colonizing. Just stick them in a cardboard box above something warm, at least.


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Re: Solid Snakin' it [Re: o0brandnewcolony]
    #3868896 - 03/04/05 06:20 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Whoo! At least they grew. Do you remember your temperatures? Could you or anyone else tell me the lowest acceptable temperature before they go stasis or die? Currently I have them under my desk next to my computer at 70F in a little black box filled with HOW TO DRAW MANGA books covering them ^_^.


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Re: Solid Snakin' it [Re: PsiloPsyKo]
    #3869163 - 03/04/05 07:18 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Perhaps putting them into a cheap styrofoam cooler will help. As it grows in the jars it will produce its own heat. Placing a heating pad underneath will help bring you in the 80's range.


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Re: Solid Snakin' it [Re: PsiloPsyKo]
    #3869270 - 03/04/05 07:45 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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PsiloPsyKo said:
Could you or anyone else tell me the lowest acceptable temperature before they go stasis or die?




They will grow at 60?F or even a bit lower according to this.


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Re: Solid Snakin' it [Re: skinmail]
    #3869376 - 03/04/05 08:03 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

A styrofoam cooler suddenly appearing in my room would draw undue attention, but a heating pad in my box... hmm... Any price estimates for one of those?


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Re: Solid Snakin' it [Re: PsiloPsyKo]
    #3869641 - 03/04/05 08:54 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Under the chamber, not in it.

Heating pads range from 20 to 50 bucks around here. Watch out for an "auto-off" function. It turns the thing off after an hour or so. If there are any electronics like that at all, you can't put it on a dimmer. With a dimmer you have infinite control instead of "high low off".

In this picture the upper half of the duplex receptacle is controlled by the dimmer. The lower half is live and powers the timer for the light.



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